Our WW2 search archive is 70th an­niver­sary trib­ute

Macclesfield Express - - LOOKING BACK -

HAVE you ever wanted to find out more about some­one who died in the Sec­ond World War? Or to learn more about those who died from your area?

Our amaz­ing gad­get lets you do just that.

It con­tains the records of more than 600,000 men, women and chil­dren from Bri­tain and the Com­mon­wealth who were killed in the dead­li­est con­flict in history.

To use it visit www. mac­cles­field­ex­press.co.uk and type into as many or as few of the search boxes as you like, then hit ‘search’.

You can then view each per­son’s full record, con­tain­ing de­tails such as their reg­i­ment, age, rank and fi­nal rest­ing place.

The gad­get has been de­signed to co­in­cide with the 70th an­niver­sary of Vic­tory over Ja­pan (VJ) Day, the name se­lected by the Al­lies and which ef­fec­tively ended World War II on Au­gust 15.

This in­cred­i­bly rich data was kindly supplied to us by the Com­mon­wealth War Graves Com­mis­sion (CWGC).

Its sources for the data­base were the orig­i­nal notes painstak­ingly com­piled dur­ing and af­ter the war.

It has now digi­tised copies of these orig­i­nal records and is mak­ing them avail­able online in full for the first time.

●● The Sec­ond World War claimed more than 600,000 Al­lies lives

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.